Getting Exactly What I Wanted for Father’s Day

Getting Exactly What I Wanted for Father’s Day

Rabbi Victor S. Appell, Reformjudaism.org, 06/12/2019

My father’s birthday was June 17. As a result, his birthday sometimes fell on Father’s Day.

The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)

The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)

Shekhiynah Lar, 05/06/2019

The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way.

Being a Jew of Colour: Finding Acceptance and Inclusion

Being a Jew of Colour: Finding Acceptance and Inclusion

Alex Rose, The Canadian Jewish News, 04/24/2019

For Tobin, whose son is a young black man living in America, it’s also a very personal issue. “My privilege does not protect him,” she said.

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian

Emma Rosman, Shofar, 02/27/2019

The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?

Learning from Laughter this Father’s Day

Learning from Laughter this Father’s Day

Michael J. DeYoung, Jewish&, 06/14/2017

A Father's Day tribute to the white grandfather who raised me to be a proud biracial Jewish man.

Race: Pushing Myself & the Jewish Community

Race: Pushing Myself & the Jewish Community

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 06/22/2016

"Everyone has a different tolerance for complexity."

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

Debbie Derby, Jewish&, 02/04/2016

The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself.

Breaking the Cycle of Unwelcome in Jewish Life

Breaking the Cycle of Unwelcome in Jewish Life

Alexandra Newman, Jewish&, 01/05/2016

When my sister and I walk into any Jewish setting we can get looked at differently and asked strange questions.

Eating Bacon?

Eating Bacon?

Janaki Kuruppu, Jewish&, 04/21/2015

"Did you like bacon before you were Jewish?"